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Annual Horse Trail Use Permit

To determine your pricing, please proceed through the following steps.

Step 1: Enter your address.
Step 2: Enter the name and phone number of your emergency contact person. Then, enter the license plate number of the car you will be using to transport horses to forest preserve trails.
Step 3: Agree to terms (check both boxes), then review and submit your order.


Step 1: Enter your address.

Address 1:
Address 2:

Step 2: Add permit specific information.




Step 3: Agree to terms. Proceed to review and checkout.


Terms of Agreement

For everyone's safety and enjoyment, please adhere to the following rules, regulations and restrictions while riding a horse on Forest Preserve property. Violation may result in a fine/suspension of permit use. For questions or a complete list of rules, you can view all ordinances governing the use of preserves and trails, or call 847-549-5200 and ask to speak to a Ranger.

  • I recognize and acknowledge that there are risks of physical injury to me and my horse when riding on forest preserve trails.
  • I agree and hereby waive, relinquish and hold the Lake County Forest Preserves, its commissioners, officers, agents, servants and employees harmless of any and all claims which may incur by reason of damage to my person or property as well as all claims of third parties incurred by reason of damage to person or property resulting from personal equestrian activity.
I have read and agree to the above Terms of Agreement

Rules and Regulations

  • An annual or daily permit is required for use of horseback riding trails. Use at your own risk. Display permit bridle tag on your horse's bridle or halter. Permits are not transferable. Replacement tags can be purchased by current annual permit holders for $5.
  • Park in horse trailer parking lots only. Loitering in lots is prohibited. Vehicles left after closing will be towed at owner’s expense.
  • Violation of rules, regulations or restrictions may result in a fine and/or suspension of permit use.
  • It is unlawful with the Lake County Forest Preserves for any person to:
    • Treat a horse cruelly or knowingly permit such treatment.
    • Drive or lead a horse that is vicious, unmanageable or physically unfit for riding.
    • Drive a horse in such a manner as to injure or endanger the person or property.
    • Drive a horse that is not adequately or safely equipped for use.
    • Possess or consume alcoholic beverages on any trail.
    • Race horses.

Ordinance violations and fineable offenses:

  • Control your horse and maintain permitted gaits: walk, trot or slow canter.
  • You are responsible for any injury or damage to other horses or to the public caused by your horse.

I have read agree to the above Rules and Regulations